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Language in Friel's Play 'Translations'

The Significance of Language in Brian Friel’s play ‘Translations’

Friel describes ‘Translations’ as a play about ‘language and only language’ (Friel in Klein, 2007, p.90). Of course, as a play it is literally a work dealing with language, but Friel also uses language as a ‘theatrical form adequate to the Irish condition, a form uniquely suited to represent the themes that concern him’ (Roche, 2006, p.3). 2,407 more words

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In The Alliant 2 Summer, It's J.P-3s, Not SPF-50 | Brian Friel | Pulse | LinkedIn

While much of the country is headed to the coast on I-95, I-64 or other Interstates loaded up with bottles of SPF-50, many federal contracting officers are instead finding themselves staring at J.P-2s and J.P-3s, perhaps wondering where these forms came from, and starting to wonder whether they’d rather be at the beach. 16 more words


Faith Healer - The real thing. Donmar Warehouse

Brian Friels’s four monologues from three characters tell very different versions of the same events.

Stephen Dillane is utterly believable as Frank, the charismatic, self mocking, untrustworthy Faith Healer who may or may not have the gift of healing and if so, has no understanding of it. 309 more words


'Confusion is not an ignoble condition': Brian Friel: Plays (Contemporary Classics: Volume 1)

In the middle of Brian Friel’s play, The Aristocrats, a character recites the lines of the Scottish poet Alastair Reed’s ‘My Father Dying… 1,843 more words


Review Round Up...Faith Healer, Donmar Warehouse

Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Brian Friel’s play about the possibility of genius but the uncertainty of failure opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night. Here is what critics have been saying… 303 more words


Did you know about the outcry caused by the première of Brian Friel’s Performances at the Gate Theatre in Dublin?

“I’d love to see fisticuffs in the bar at Wilton’s,” said its director Lou Stein, according to Norman Lebrecht in the Standard. 252 more words

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26 protests of $11.5B training contract kicks off busy summer of IT

The summer of 2016 will be known from this point forward as the “summer of the billion dollar IT contract.”

Source: 26 protests of $11.5B training contract kicks off busy summer of IT